SDC expenditures

In addition to humanitarian aid and development cooperation, the SDC's expenditures include the contribution to the enlargement of the European Union, which it implements jointly with SECO.

Evolution of SDC expenditures


To reach the Parliament's target of 0.5 % of ODA in proportion of Gross national income, the financial means awarded to international cooperation steadily grew till 2015.

Between 2016 and 2019, the international cooperation credits have been impacted by budgets cuts decided by the Federal Council and approved by the Parliament.

The increase in expenditure from 2020 is particularly related to supplementary credits approved by Parliament to support international efforts to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well to respond to the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, the war in Ukraine and the conflict in the Middle East.

SDC bilateral expenditures by region